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Pen­in­su­la de Tai­tao – 30 March 2018

After the sun­ny hikes on the Isla Jung­frau­en, we had to wait out yet ano­t­her day while the storm was raging out the­re on open sea.

It was pou­ring rain for most of the day, so the on-board cine­ma was by far the best thing to do.

Peninsula de Taitao - 30 March 2018

Wind, waves and Alba­tros­ses: sai­ling at open sea around the Pen­in­su­la de Tai­tao.

Yes­ter­day, we could final­ly set sail again. We have to get this next leg done, across the Gol­fo de Penas and around the Pen­in­su­la de Ta Ito. We still have 500 nau­ti­cal miles ahead of us to Puer­to Montt, and the days are going quick­ly.

Peninsula de Taitao - 30 March 2018

Alba­tros­ses have an enor­mous wing­s­pan of more than three meters!

The open sea is always some­thing peop­le see with mixed fee­lings: some have to retre­at to their cabins while others are enjoy­ing wind and waves. Repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of both groups are pre­sent on board. But the sailors and pho­to­graph­ers amongst us had a lot to enjoy! We made good speed with up to more than 8 knots, wind and waves in con­stant­ly chan­ging light con­di­ti­ons and many, many sea­b­irds. From the small petrels to the Grea Alba­tros­ses (Wan­de­ring, Nort­hern and Sou­thern Roy­al Alba­tross) and a lot in bet­ween.

Gal­le­ry – Pen­in­su­la de Tai­tao – 30 March 2018

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

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